If you have questions or comments about the Climate Survey, please send an email to climatesurvey@k-state.edu.

University Climate Survey

K-State 2025 calls for "a work environment that encourages creativity, excellence, and high morale in faculty and staff, responds to changing needs, embraces diversity, values communication and collaboration, and is respectful, trusting, fair and collegial for all." It envisions a connected diverse, empowered, engaged, participatory culture of learning and excellence that promotes undergraduate student success and prepares students for their professional, community, social and personal lives. It also calls for a culture of excellence that attracts highly talented, diverse graduate students and produces graduates recognized as outstanding in their respective professions.

As the university moves towards 2025, periodic climate surveys will be implemented, with the first survey implemented in fall 2014. While K-State has conducted or participated in climate surveys in the past, this was the first comprehensive climate survey including faculty, staff and students.

Final report presentation

Dr. Susan Rankin, Rankin & Associates Consulting, will present the results of the survey in two town hall style meetings on April 29. Please join us for one of the following meetings:

  • Town Hall meeting I, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed., April 29, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library
  • Town Hall meeting II, 2-3:30 p.m., Wed., April 29, Little Theatre, K-State Student Union

Learn more by reading the Frequently Asked Questions.


A University Climate Survey Committee has been charged to oversee this initiative. Dr. Susan Rankin, Rankin & Associates Consulting, is serving as the outside consultant to the project.


Your questions and comments are very important as we move through this process. Please share your comments by emailing us at climatesurvey@k-state.edu.


University climate survey awards; final report presentation
University Climate Survey open forum April 7
University Climate Survey Update, January 30, 2014
Climate Matters Presentation (pdf) by Rankin & Associates, Consulting, January 16, 2014
Letter from April Mason, Provost and Senior Vice President; Julia Keen, President, Faculty Senate; and Janice Taggart, President, Classified Senate, September 6, 2013

Open Forum

April 7, 2014, Little Theatre, K-State Student Union
View the archive of the forum

Consultant Sue Rankin, Rankin & Associates Consultants, shared an overview of the project and answered questions. The informational forum was open to all K-State faculty, staff and students on all three campuses. For those who could not attend in person the forum was streamed live. View the archive.

Related goals

See Our Mission, Vision and Goals.

Related common elements

  • Diversity
  • Culture